39th Bomb Group (VH)

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Crew 30 reunites in 2003

L to R:
Bob Weiler, LG, Jim Schwoegler, Radio, Jim Wyckoff, RG; Art Swanberg, Radar Observer and Pat Mastromatteo, TG

While attending the group reunion in York, PA the above 5 crew members were able to reunite with each other at the home of their Tail Gunner, Pat Mastromatteo. For some of them they hadn't seen Pat since their days on Guam.

Also in attendence for this crew reunion were Alice, wife of Art Swanberg, Liz Van Kampen, Mary Rudolph daughters of Jim Schwoegler, and Jim Rudolph, Schwoegler's grandson.

They all had a great time eating pizza together and reminiscing for the family members it was meeting the tail gunner of the crew for the first time and hearing his remembrances of the crew's missions.

Last year at the 2002 reunion 5 members of the crew were able to reunite - Costa, Swanberg, Schwoegler, Weiler and Wyckoff - maybe in 2004 all of the 6 surviving members of the crew and their families will be able to get together.

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L to R:
Jim Rudolph talks with Jeanette Mastromatteo while his mom Mary (seated on floor) talks with Alice Swanberg
5 of the 6 surviving member of Crew 30

Pat Mastromatteo

L to R:
Jeanette Mastromatteo and Alice Swanberg

Thanks to Liz Van Kampen for sending the photos

61st Squadron Crew Index
Photo Source: Liz Van Kampen, daughter of Jim Schwoegler, Radio Op